Kawhi Leonard is Suddenly the Most Powerful Being on Earth

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors holds the MVP trophy during the Toronto Raptors Victory Parade on June 17, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 4-2 to win the 2019 NBA Finals.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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With the initial NBA Free Agency frenzy already over, the entire sports world is focused on one man. Kawhi Leonard is the last domino to fall, and his decision will have an immeasurable effect on the future of the league.

By waiting to sign a contract until after all the big free agents chose their destinations, the Finals MVP now has all the power in the world.

With every team who can afford Leonard clamoring to attain his talents, Kawhi can choose whatever path he wants.

If he chooses to remain with the Toronto Raptors, they become the instant favorite to repeat as Eastern Conference champions. If he joins his hometown Lakers, they will become a super-team with even more star power than Lebron's original Big 3 in Miami. If he instead decides to play for Doc Rivers and the Clippers, it will make the Staples Center rivalry as fun and competitive as it's ever been.

Regardless of what Kawhi chooses to do, it will have a massive ripple effect on the NBA landscape, especially in a year where the league is as wide open as it's been in recent memory.

This is exactly what makes NBA free agency so fun. With the constant movement of superstars, the league can be completely reshaped in a matter of days.

No one has more power in their hands then Leonard does right now, and his decision will shake up the league for years to come.